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Relative Size of Soil Microorganisms




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Relative Size of Soil Microorganisms
Just How Small Are They?

STEM Standard addressed: ESS2A - Earth Materials and Systems


Appropriate Grade Level(s)
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • College-level
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  • Classroom Lectures
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General Course Areas
  • Introduction to Soil Science
Description
Why can't I see soil microorganisms? A human hair may have a diameter of about 50 µm (micrometers), whereas a single bacterium may have a diameter of 1 µm--see the tiny yellow dots in the diagram.

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Credit this item to: Know Soil Know Life, SSSA
Media Date: 2012-12-01
Provided By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


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  • * Know Soil Know Life
    SSSA

Submitted By: (SSSA) Soil Science Society of America


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